Just how cold is at at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang?

From NASA Earth Observatory Media reports have described the many ways that cold temperatures have affected the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Razor-sharp, icy snow crystals have damaged skis, and some concert goers suffered from hypothermia prior to the opening ceremony. The region is known to be cold and dry; temperatures in February in…

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It’s weather, not climate change, Governor Brown

Weather, not human-caused CO2-fueled global warming, is responsible for California wildfires Guest essay by Robert W. Endlich 2017 featured incredibly intense, damaging wildfires in California: first the Wine Country fires of October, and later the massive Thomas Fire in December. Each destroyed hundreds of homes, the latter in many of the affluent suburbs and enclaves…

Roger Pielke Jr.: climate science is misusing the future

By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website. “Misusing the Future” A presentation by Roger Pielke Jr. at a symposium on ALternative Pathways toward Sustainable development and climate stabilization (ALPS). Sponsored by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), 9 February 2018. Posted with his generous permission. PDF copy here. Summary “The talk focuses…

OECD: Energy Taxes Too Low to Fight Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The OECD thinks member governments are not doing enough to impose punitive carbon taxes on citizens. Governments should make better use of energy taxation to address climate change 14/02/2018 – Taxes are effective at cutting harmful emissions from energy use, but governments could make better use of them. Greater reliance…

Study: Don’t blame hurricanes for most big storm surges in northeast

Pioneering Rutgers study examines atmospheric patterns during nor’easters and other extratropical cyclones Hurricanes spawn most of the largest storm surges in the northeastern U.S., right? Wrong, according to a study by Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists. Extratropical cyclones , including nor’easters and other non-tropical storms, generate most of the large storm surges in the Northeast, according…